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Preview: Mansfield V Cheltenham

19 January 2018

Cheltenham Town head to the One Call Stadium to face Mansfield Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two (kick-off 3pm).

Gary Johnson’s men will be looking to use the game to bounce back from a 2-0 home defeat to Accrington Stanley last time out at the LCI Rail Stadium.

Mansfield are six games unbeaten in the league and will be hoping to make it seven against Cheltenham.

Steve Evans' men lost for only the second time in 21 matches against Cardiff City in midweek, but the Robins did win 3-0 when the two teams met earlier this season.

The sides meet again at Field Mill on Saturday, with Mansfield seventh in the table and Cheltenham 16th.

The Opposition:

Steve Evans wants his Mansfield Town side to banish the memories of their performance at Cheltenham Town earlier in the season when they two sides meet again.

Second half goals from Brian Graham, Joe Morrell and Dannny Wright secured a 3-0 win for the Robins on September 26.

“We have a score to settle with our performance, not with Cheltenham who I thought were terrific on the night,” he said.

“I thought their players passed and moved it around and Gary (Johnson) got a really good performance – probably one of their best I would think.

“We'll need to be at our best. Two weeks ago it was Colchester at home to Cheltenham and we're all thinking if Colchester win they'll bounce into the top three.

"But Cheltenham went there and won 4-1. That's how tough League Two is."

Team News:

Cheltenham team news: Manager Gary Johnson will give striker Sanmi Odelusi as long as possible to recover from the hamstring injury that saw him sit out the Accrington clash. Jordan Cranston, Jaanai Gordon and Jordon Forster remain long-term injury casualties.

Mansfield team news: Defender David Mirfin will miss the Robins' clash as he continues to recover from knee surgery, which has kept him out of action since last month. Striker Kane Hemmings has a strong chance of featuring.

The man in the middle:

Referee Darren Handley – who has taken charge of 27 games this season and handed out 85 yellow cards and three red cards - will take charge of the league clash at the One Call Stadium. He will be assisted by Richard Wild and David Benton. Michael D'Aguilar will be the fourth official.

Last time we met:

26/09/17 – Cheltenham 3-0 Mansfield (L2)

04/03/17 – Cheltenham 0-0 Mansfield (L2)

13/08/16 – Mansfield 1-1 Cheltenham (L2)

17/03/05 – Cheltenham 1-1 Mansfield (L2)

13/12/14 – Mansfield 1-1 Cheltenham (L2)

Ticket Information:

Tickets are available from the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium. Please note, there will be a £2 increase if purchased on the day at Field Mill. There will be a ticket booth for visiting supporters at the ground but payment on the day will be by cash only.

Adults - £20
Concessions (60+) - £16
Young Adult (18-21) - £15
Junior (7-17) - £12    
Under-Six – FREE

Disabled supporters (with carer) are advised to contact Mansfield Town direct.

We also have a double decker bus going to Mansfield, with places available on a first come, first served basis. The bus will depart the LCI Rail Stadium at 10.45am.

Members: £14 adults, £12 concessions
Non-members: £16 adults, £14 concessions

For further information call the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium on 01242 573558 (option 1) or email via tickets@ctfc.com

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REPORT: Mansfield 3-2 Robins

20 January 2018

Nine-man Cheltenham Town were beaten at Mansfield Town for the first time since 2003 in an action-packed Sky Bet League Two fixture at the One Call Stadium.

CJ Hamilton netted the winner deep into added time for ten man Mansfield in a match embroiled in controversy, with three red cards in total.

The Robins started well and Harry Pell put them ahead from the penalty spot with his second goal of the season after Mo Eisa was tripped in the area.

But CJ Hamilton converted at the far post to level the scores up ten minutes later when Alfie Potter’s cross evaded Lee Angol and the Cheltenham defence.

The situation got worse for the visitors five minutes before the break as Taylor Moore was sent off for an elbow on Danny Rose, manager Gary Johnson was then sent to the stands in the aftermath.

But midway through the second half Mansfield were also down to ten men as Hayden White took Ilias Chatzitheodoridis out off the ball.

Substitutes Danny Wright and Elijah Adebayo then combined, with the latter netting his first goal in a Cheltenham shirt, squeezing in a brilliant finish at the near post with 15 minutes to go.

The Stags hit back again though as Kane Hemmings equalised once more from close range before Wright was sent off for an off the ball incident as the Robins were reduced to nine men before Hamilton smashed in a dramatic late winner for the hosts.

Johnson made three changes to the side that started at home to Accrington Stanley last week, including handing a debut to new signing Chatzitheodoridis.

The Greek defender who signed on loan from Brentford started at left wing-back as Jerell Sellars dropped to the bench and Harry Pell returned to the starting line-up, replacing Nigel Atangana in central midfield.

Brian Graham also came back into the side up front for Elijah Adebayo, who was named amongst the substitutes.

After an early Mansfield free-kick evaded everyone in the Cheltenham box, Graham had the first attempt on goal in the second minute, slicing an effort well wide from long range.

Joe Morrell then broke through the midfield but after running into three home defenders he was booked for diving midway into the opposition half.

After a dull ten-minute spell, a fantastic cross-field pass from Alex MacDonald on the right-hand side found CJ Hamilton on the corner of the box but Taylor Moore bravely came across to block his shot.

Hayden White then drilled a shot high over the crossbar for Steve Evans’ side after 20 minutes of very few clear-cut chances at Field Mill.

But after 23 minutes the game burst into life as Cheltenham were awarded a penalty.

A surging run from Captain Carl Winchester got the Robins in behind and the Northern Irishman played a clever ball in to Eisa who was tripped by White inside the penalty area and Pell buried the penalty to put the visitors ahead.

It was a lead that only lasted until the 34th minute as Hamilton tapped in at the far post when Alfie Potter beat debutant Chatzitheodoridis on the left and flashed a cross across the face of goal for the Stags winger to score.

Graham nearly put Johnson’s side back ahead at the other end when Kevin Dawson pulled the ball back for the Scotsman to slide wide, but the visitors would face an uphill task when they were reduced to ten men moments later.

Moore was given a straight red for raising an elbow across the face of Rose just five minutes before half-time, before Eisa was taken off on a stretcher after a nasty collision with two Mansfield defenders deep into first half stoppage time.

The home team had the first attempt of the second half with MacDonald hitting a tame effort straight at Scott Flinders, but the ten men of Cheltenham were competing well and substitute Adebayo was a handful early on.

More stoppages in play prompted another long delay before Morrell was dispossessed in midfield and Potter’s low delivery was shielded behind by Manny Onariase.

The match was threatening to boil over and Mansfield were then reduced to ten men themselves as White crashed into Chatzitheodoridis with a two-footed tackle.

There would then be another twist as Wright crossed the ball into the feet of Adebayo who controlled brilliantly and fired home from a tight angle in the 74th minute to send the travelling supporters wild.

Mansfield sub Kane Hemmings then scrambled home the equaliser in a packed penalty area to level once more before more drama unfolded as Wright was sent off for an incident with Potter.

With a one-man advantage once more, Hamilton slammed in a 94th minute winner to earn a first home victory over Cheltenham in 15 years.

MANSFIELD TOWN: Logan (GK), Bennett, Benning, Pearce (C), MacDonald, Mellis (Angol 27) (Diamond 70), White, Potter, Hamilton, Byrom (Hemmings 77), Rose.

Subs not used: Olejnik (GK), Atkinson, Spencer.

CHELTENHAM TOWN: Flinders (GK), Grimes, Pell, Dawson, Winchester (C), Eisa (Adebayo 45), Graham (Atangana 65), Morrell, Moore, Onariase, Chatzitheodoridis (Wright 71).

Subs not used: Lovett (GK), Sellars, Bower, Thomas.

Referee: Darren Handley

Attendance: 3483 (149 from Cheltenham)

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Ticket News

Mansfield Ticket and Travel Information

17 January 2018

Cheltenham Town are back on the road when we travel to Field Mill to face Mansfield Town Sky Bet League Two – and we now have the latest ticket and travel news for this fixture.

Tickets for this fixture on Saturday, January 20 (kick-off 3pm) are available from the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium.

Ticket prices from our office can be seen below and please note that there will be a £2 increase if purchased on the day at Field Mill. There will be a ticket booth for visiting supporters at the ground but payment on the day will be by cash only.

Adults - £20
Concessions (60+) - £16
Young Adult (18-21) - £15
Junior (7-17) - £12    
Under-Six – FREE

Disabled supporters (with carer) are advised to contact Mansfield Town direct.

We also have a double decker bus going to Mansfield, with places available on a first come, first served basis. The bus will depart the LCI Rail Stadium at 10.45am.
Members: £14 adults, £12 concessions
Non-members: £16 adults, £14 concessions

For further information call the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium on 01242 573558 (option 1) or email our Ticket Office via tickets@ctfc.com

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